For convenience researchers have sorted the results into several categories for easy access, to see the entire list of plants click here.
BLUE RIBBON™ WINNERS
Plants that maintained consistently high aesthetic quality ratings during the spring, summer and fall of the deficit year on the lowest irrigation treatment (20% of ETo).
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' in late summer 2018. (SK Reid)
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS
At each Open House, participants are asked to vote for their favorite plant in the field. The top 3 plants at each open house are awarded the People's Choice Award.
Vitex agnus-castus 'PIIVAC-I' Delta BluesTM chastetree proved popular with both bees and visitors. (JA Sisneroz)
Plants that maintained high aesthetic qualities when irrigated in a manner consistent with WUCOLS Moderate/Medium category (40-60% of ETo). Plants in this list have been evaluated at 40%, 50% and/or 60% of ETo in the trials and maintained an average overall appearance score of 4 or higher.
The pale purple flowers of Buddleia 'Podaras #8' Blue Heaven butterfly bush. (JA Sisneroz)
Put simply, this list is an ode to our favorite plants that we've evaluated.
The beacons of light in the depths of winter that are blooms of Kniphofia 'Christmas Cheer' (Graphic: JA Sisneroz)